Symptoms of the Omicron variant to watch out for

These are the first symptoms described in patients with the Omicron variant of covid.

The world once again turned on the alarms after confirming the presence of the omicron variant, a new strain of covid that it would be the most contagious so far and would cause some different symptoms to existing variants.

In accordance with Angelique coetzee, President of the South African Medical Association, the Omicron variant has several symptoms such as fatigue, headache and cut body, all of them similar to the other variants.

However, so far some other symptoms such as loss of smell or taste has not occurred in early patients of Ómicron so they would be discarded.

Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) have indicated that there is no evidence of new symptoms in the Omicron variant, compared to the original SARS-Cov2.

Despite this, some countries such as the United Kingdom have reported that Omicron symptoms can present in different measure, some milder and in other patients it may be symptomatology More serious.

Symptoms of Omicron vs SARS-CoV-2 (parent virus)

Omicron variant symptoms
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Body ache
  • Runny nose
  • Tachycardias
  • Night sweats
Symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 (original variant)
  • Tiredness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Fever
  • Persistent cough
  • Tachycardias